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Saturday, September 20, 2008

PA3 Goes to Isles


Our first PA3 Community Service event - a volunteer day on September 20 at Isles - was a great success. Almost 50 people - mostly alums, but also students, families and friends - spent the day tearing down walls and disassembling interior structures in a beautiful, century-plus-old former textile mill. The 6.5 acre site is being converted by Isles into a mixed use, "green" village, to include offices for public interest and environmental organizations, training facilities for inner city youth, homes, art studios and other spaces. We learned something and had a lot of fun, and we're tentatively planning a similar event in late October to finish the demolition in the area where we were working.

3 comments:

J. D. Oznot '68 said...

This sounds like an outstanding piece of good, hard work ... both fun and constructive. Kudos to all vounteers!

Devonita said...

This was an excellent event, and I had such a great time! The building has a neat history, and it is even more neat what they are turning it into. I would love for the PA3 to have another trip so we can see how the building progresses and contribute again to this great project!

Jon Carl Lewis said...

I so enjoyed the event... as did my partner... thanks for the great pic!

(May we use it on Facebook pages to recruit others?)

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